Beyond the Classroom

As a Health, Wellness, and Occupational Studies (HWOS) student, you have numerous opportunities to apply the skills and knowledge you learn in the classroom in professional and community-based settings. As part of the HWOS curriculum, you complete Service Learning Projects. These projects bring you out into the field to perform important work with local organizations while gaining invaluable experience and community connections — UNE’s Department of Service Learning offers additional opportunities. At the annual HWOS Day of Scholarship, student-led research projects are showcased to the UNE and surrounding community at an interactive, professional poster session, where you practice skills in effective presentation and communication. 

Finding the Pieces Camp


You are also able and encouraged to participate in internships. With the support of the HWOS Internship Coordinator, Collyn Baeder, M.P.H., you are linked to local organizations focused on health and wellness promotion, where you can complete an internship experience and project for course credit under the guidance of the Internship Coordinator and an on-site supervisor.

Clubs and Organizations

Meeting with students and faculty outside of the classroom is part of what makes a college experience well rounded. With more than 90 clubs and organizations from which to choose, you’re sure to find a place where you belong. Whatever your interest — whether it is academics or theater, community-based service or LGBTQ issues, student government or club sports, figure skating or surfing — you’re sure to find like-minded students and faculty eager to share in your passion.

For more information on Clubs and Councils visit the Get Involved Portal.


The mission of the Intramural Sports program is to provide fun and safe activities for the UNE community for the purpose of promoting growth and development, positive interpersonal relationships, and healthy lifestyles. The UNE Intramural Sports program offers all undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, faculty, and professional staff 22+ opportunities to engage in a wide variety of recreational activities. These activities are open to men and women and include both team and individual sport activities.